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A COMPARISON OF APPROXIMATE INTERVAL ESTIMATORS FOR THE BERNOULLI PARAMETER

Lawrence M Leemis, Kishor S. Trivedi
Published 1993 · Mathematics

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The goal of this paper is to compare the accuracy of two approximate confidence interval estimators for the Bernoulli parameter p. The approximate confidence intervals are based on the normal and Poisson approximations to the binomial distribution. Charts are given to indicate which approximation is appropriate for certain sample sizes and point estimators.
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WORDS: Binomial distribution; Conndence interval; Poisson distribution
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